I was very excited about the new version of the 3D software I use for the CNC Router. One of the new tools will be very fun to use. It is a weave function where I can create pretty wild weaved patterns. On the T Sign Panel in the picture the background of the sign is using the weave. I was shooting for a basket weaved look on this example panel.
This panel was machined into a 1″ thick piece of HDU and all hand painted. It is going to be used as part of the new wall display that shows different types of 3D lettering/sign work that I can do.
I can only imagine the wild textures and other effects that I can now include into my sign work. Exciting!
After one of our recent storms with high winds the old sign for Allisten Manor’s Flower Box was blown over. A post split at ground level. We worked hard to get a new sign turned as fast as we could so they had minimal down time without a sign. With the new sign we added several 3D elements and effects.
Of the first things we added to the new sign was to to all the text for the business name as raised text. The text is all 1/2″ thick and stood off the sign.
The other little trick 3D effect we added was a carved background behind the Icon. We also stood off the red part of the icon from the background.
I finally had the opportunity to get some pictures of this Multi-Tenant Sign we completed this past month. I didn’t get a chance because either it was dreary, raining or snowing every time I was out near it. Finally some sunlight.
Each tenant panel has been designed and drilled so they can be swapped out if a tenant leaves the building and a new tenant moves in.
CNC Router carving background we designed in Aspire 3D software
This sign features carved PVC panels. I carved a wood grain effect to give the panels the look of sandblasted cedar/redwood signs. Adding texture to the background of a sign adds more visual interest to the panels and eye-candy.
Hand Painting the sign panels.
Each panel has been hand painted. Each panel gets primed after carving to insure proper paint adhesion. We use several paint techniques to finish the panels after the signs have been fully primed.
On this sign project I made custom post covers to give the post a wider look plus perfect square corners. I also added fluted on three sides of the posts. These posts measure 6″x6″. Try to find a 6″x6″ post this nice at the lumber yard. I also make custom post caps out of black PVC. I made sure to route a pocket into the caps to help prevent water getting inside the post covers. I used a treated 4×4 posts inside the covers.
Etched Vinyl window applications are a great way to add a classy looking logo to a building.
Etch vinyl can be used indoors and outdoors. It is applied using a permanent adhesive but can be easily removed unlike actually etching the glass.
We’ve done several types of applications using the etch material. We’ve completely block out windows with the etch, created designs to break up plain windows, and added logos and graphics to both mirrors and windows.